Articles From : bjgreen
During the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, Thanksgiving was celebrated quietly with an open-air service in Montecito.
In 1917, the MissionTheatre ran an ad for a news silent film "Betsy's Burglars."
Over 100 years ago, the Veronica Medicinal Springs Water Company claimed their water treated and prevented the Spanish Flu.
Everything changed here on October 14, 1918, with the large headline, “‘Flu’ Invades Santa Barbara; Schools, Movies, Other Public Gathering Places May Close.”
The women of Santa Barbara started the Santa Barbara branch of the Red Cross in March 1917 during World War I.